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Date:      Thu, 03 Nov 2005 12:02:35 -0600
From:      Paul Schmehl <pauls@utdallas.edu>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   RE: OFF-TOPIC but ... you will laugh !!
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--On Wednesday, November 02, 2005 21:17:27 -0700 "Moffatt, Chris" 
<cmoffatt@ilanw.com> wrote:

>  It is a reserved word from the DOS days (like "prn")  I think it stands
> for "console"
>
> Actually, you can't create a folder named:
>
> CON, PRN, AUX, CLOCK$, NUL, COM1, COM2, COM3, COM4, COM5, COM6, COM7,
> COM8, COM9, LPT1, LPT2, LPT3, LPT4, LPT5, LPT6, LPT7, LPT8, and LPT9
>
I have seen folders with those names.  The "taggers" like to use them when 
they break in to Windoze boxes, because they're a PITA to get rid of, 
unless you know how.

It's just not possible to create folders with those names the "normal" way. 
*Anything* is possible on *any* OS if you know what you're doing and how to 
get around the restrictions that are in place.

Paul Schmehl (pauls@utdallas.edu)
Adjunct Information Security Officer
University of Texas at Dallas
AVIEN Founding Member
http://www.utdallas.edu/ir/security/



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